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Educational Films

This collection features vintage educational films from a variety of sources. Films intended for educational purposes are an enormous, often neglected part of the twentieth century media landscape. Archived here are corporate and government sponsored films; classroom academic films instructing students in science and the humanities, and classroom guidance films on sex education, manners, and morality; military training films; medical films aimed at the public or at health practitioners; religious conversion films; and a host of others, too many to fully enumerate.

The majority of these films were produced for K-12 and college-aged students from the 1940s to the 1970s. They include films from significant collections and repositories on psychology (e.g. the Psychological Cinema Registry), science (Encyclopedia Cinematographica) and art They will be of interest to educations and researchers, but equally to filmmakers and artists or groups documenting local history.

Educational films were shown to audiences of all ages, though they were typically produced with a specific age group and instructional purpose in mind. Many were accompanied by study or discussion guides used to facilitate post-screening discussions. They were viewed in an array of contexts, most often in schools and universities, churches, libraries, museums, social clubs, and the military. Taken collectively, these materials played a key role in shaping the citizenry of a generation.

Our purpose in collecting these films on the Internet Archive is to allow increased access to an important part of twentieth century film history.

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A/V Geeks
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This film was made to instruct police officers on the basics of childbirth and to show them an actual birth - mostly so they wouldn't panic or pass out when confronted with such a scenario. WARNING! The poor acting by actual police officers and doctors and low production values in this film make the live birth scene even more shocking than others from this genre. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 28 reviews )
Topics: police training, miracle of birth
Educational Films
by Thomas G. Smith
movies
eye 237,717
favorite 86
comment 1
This film examines the process of holography, types of holograms, and the uses of the hologram for artistic and scientific purposes, as demonstrated by Tung H. Jeong, PhD, Lake Forest College. About the film, director Tom Smith writes: "Nobel Prize winner Dennis Gabor, holography’s inventor, saw the film after it was made and said it was the best film on the subject that he had seen. It is such a visual subject it made for a good film. I knew the 3-D quality could only be appreciated if...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Physics., Photography., Light.
A/V Geeks
movies
eye 90,296
favorite 114
comment 34
The rude, clumsy puppet Mr. Bungle shows kids how to behave in the school cafeteria - the assumption being that kids actually want to behave during lunch. This film has a cult following since it appeared on a Pee Wee Herman HBO special. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 34 reviews )
Topics: social engineering, puppet chaos
Educational Films
by National Broadcasting Company; Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, inc
movies
eye 85,717
favorite 2
comment 0
With teacher's guide
Topics: Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959, Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959, Architecture, Modern, Architecture,...
Prelinger Archives
by Western Electric Company, Inc.
movies
eye 81,713
favorite 56
comment 17
Cartoon showing how sound motion pictures work, produced by a company that was an innovator in the field. Story by W.E. Erpi (pseudonym for Western Electric, Electrical Research Products Inc.). Directors: F. Lyle Goldman and Max Fleischer.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 17 reviews )
Topics: Perception: Sound, Motion pictures: Sound, Animation
Educational Films
by Hartley Productions, New York. [from old catalog]
movies
eye 62,004
favorite 84
comment 4
Discusses the philosophy of Zen Buddhism. Shows how Buddhist chants synchronized with striking psychedelic pictures, turn the mind inward and induce a state of meditation which is basic to Zen teaching. Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Discusses the philosophy of Zen Buddhism. Depicts how Buddhist chants, synchronized with striking psychedelic pictures, turn the mind inward and induce a state of meditation which is basic to Zen...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Zen Buddhism, Buddhist chants, Philosophy, Meditation
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by Darryl F. Zanuck
movies
eye 61,158
favorite 51
comment 6
Several servicemen relax by playing pool, but one of them goes off to spend time with a prostitute. Later, he discovers he has contracted a venereal disease. A graphic and frank presentation of the types and treatment of venereal disease follows.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: WWII, Military Training Film, John Ford
A/V Geeks
by Linda Feferman
movies
eye 44,665
favorite 74
comment 16
Presents the story of a fifteen-year-old girl who experiences her menstrual period, describing the reaction of the girl and her sixteen-year-old boyfriend as they learn more about the subject of menstruation.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 16 reviews )
Topics: Sex Education., Physiology., Reproduction., Women.
Educational Films
by Films Inc.
movies
eye 37,876
favorite 8
comment 1
Fictionally enacts the carnage and destruction that would result from a thermonuclear war between the Soviet Union and England. Raises questions about the societal logic that permits the existence of thermonuclear weapons. Summary Enacts the carnage and destruction that would result from a thermonuclear war between the Soviet Union and England in a fictional sequence. Raises questions about the societal logic that permits the existence of thermonuclear weapons. Produced in 1966 in England.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Educational Film, Social psychology, War (Political science), Technology and civilization
Educational Films
by Hartley Productions
movies
eye 36,946
favorite 42
comment 0
Producer, Elda Hartley; script and narration, Alan Watts Discusses the Zen philosophy of living for the present, developing sensory awareness, and appreciating the beauty of nature Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Zen Buddhism, Philosophy, Buddhism
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by NASA
movies
eye 36,796
favorite 19
comment 0
A brief introduction to the solar system by children for children.
Topics: NASA, solar system
Educational Films
by FilmFair Communications; John Wiley & Sons
movies
eye 36,424
favorite 87
comment 1
Also issued in super-8 mm. cassette
favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Sexual intercourse, Sex (Biology), Human reproductive system, Sexual...
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by Goodman, Robert J; Wayne State University. Audio-Visual Utilization Center
movies
eye 35,425
favorite 9
comment 1
Traces the various influences which have led to the present street patterns of metropolitan Detroit
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Streets, Detroit, United States, Detroit, United States
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
movies
eye 32,077
favorite 3
comment 0
Attributes Francisco Franco's rise to power in Spain to his charismatic personality and to the disturbed internal condition of his country. Sketches Franco's life, including his years as a general, an admirer of Hitler and now benevolent dictator. Uses dramatic readings to trace the history of the American Negro from emancipation to the end of World War II. Examines the impact of Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Dubois, and Marcus Garvey on present day Negro-white relations in the United States.
Topics: Franco, Energy resources, Germany, History, Personality psychology, Political figures, Rulers...
Educational Films
by CRM Films
movies
eye 31,741
favorite 8
comment 0
Mao Tse Tung Introduces secondary school students to the career of Marco Polo, showing how he, as a lad of 17, set out from Venice for the empire of the Mongol conqueror Kublai Khan, giving details of his 24-year journey and of his observations and writings about scenes and events in Asia. Emphasizes the importance of Marco Polo's travels to the Western World. Animated maps and lction.
Topics: Mao, Zedong, 1893-1976, Mao, Zedong, 1893-1976
A/V Geeks
movies
eye 29,771
favorite 109
comment 12
On the surface, this film may seem like an average science film about time and space, but like most of films from the Moody Institute of Science, there is an ulterior motive. The films host Irwin Moon had an interest in science as a child and later incorporated that interest into his life as a pastor. He would tour the country giving his Sermons of Science where the marvels of science provide the visible evidence of a Divine plan of creation. His work with GIs during World War II showed him the...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 12 reviews )
Topic: religion vs. science
Educational Films
movies
eye 26,937
favorite 12
comment 2
Originally aired on 04/29/1975 on NBC. A sober and frightening examination of the grave effects of the rising explosion of handguns. Criminals, victims, and law enforcement officers speak on the proliferation of handguns. Examines the effects on all our lives of the increasing use of handguns. Includes interviews with criminals, victims and law enforcement officers speaking on the proliferation of handguns and the related problems. Report on the proliferation of handguns in the US. Included is...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: A Shooting Gallery Called America? Firearms -- United States, Crime -- United States, Crime,...
Educational Films
by Robert Rogers; Edwin Newman; NBC News.
movies
eye 26,865
favorite 45
comment 1
Reading, Writing and Reefer (1979) A factual report on the widespread, habitual use of marijuana among today's teenagers. Presents a simplified chemical breakdown of the weed and describes its illegal routes into American schoolyards. Includes remarks by teenage marijuana smokers, their parents, and professional authorities.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Youth, Marijuana, Drug abuse, Marijuana, Marijuana, Youth
Educational Films
by Westinghouse Broadcasting Company
movies
eye 26,397
favorite 9
comment 0
Six American Families the Georges of New York Summary Introduces a series of six television documentaries portraying the lives of American families of varied geographic and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Topics: African American families, African American families, Manners and customs
Educational Films
movies
eye 24,359
favorite 6
comment 0
Depicts the life of Stalin, under whose strong - arm rule the USSR became a world power. Explains Stalin's part in making Russia a communist state. Presents a biography of Stalin's later years. Covers his economic, domestic, and foreign policies. Also includes sequences on the German invasion of 1941, World War II, and the conferences of Teheran, Yalta, and Potsdam.
Topics: Stalin, Russia (1917-1999), Economic systems, Economics, Persons and occupations
Educational Films
by Wolper Productions; McGraw-Hill Book Company
movies
eye 23,043
favorite 1
comment 0
Dwight David Eisenhower Basic education concerns itself with those matters which, once learned, enable the student to learn all the other matters, whether trivial or complex, that cannot properly be the subjects of elementary and secondary schooling. A quote from a book by Clifton Fadiman presents the theme of the philosophical discussion of Harvey M. Rice with Arthur Bestor.
Topics: Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969, Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969
Educational Films
movies
eye 22,901
favorite 3
comment 0
Presents a biography of Mark Twain showing his experiences and varied environments which furnished material for his stories, essays and novels.
Topics: Mark Twain, United States of America (USA), Communications occupations, North America, Occupational...
Educational Films
movies
eye 22,531
favorite 4
comment 0
Roots: 1- Part 1 The African SummaryDescribes the birth of Kunta Kinte in the West African village of Juffere. Tells how 15 years later Kunta and his friends are beginning their manhood rites, while the slave ship Lord Ligonier nears the African shore. Kunta Kinte is born to Omoro and Binta Kinte in the Gambia, West Africa. Kunta undergoes manhood training, is captured by slave hunters, and put aboard a ship bound for North America.
Topics: Series: Roots, Series: Roots (1977), Black history, African American history, History, Africa
Educational Films
by Twentieth century (Television program)
movies
eye 22,407
favorite 5
comment 0
Gandhi (1962) An overview of therapy for the mentally ill in Geel, Belgium. Past and present practices are shown. The placement of the patients into family homes is discussed as a system of therapy. Questions for possible future practice are raised.
Topics: Gandhi, Mahatma, 1869-1948, Gandhi, Mahatma, 1869-1948
Educational Films
by University of Missouri--Columbia. School of Nursing. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; J.B. Lippincott Company
movies
eye 21,952
favorite 15
comment 0
Also issued as loop films in super 8 mm. on reel; in super 8 mm. in cartridge; in super 8 mm. on reel with magnetic sound; in super 8 mm. in cartridge with magnetic sound. Silent versions of loop films also issued in super 8 mm. on reel and in cartridge With instructor's guide Summary Shows birth complications which students rarely experience in the delivery room. Includes instructions on vertex delivery, spontaneous breech delivery, assisted breech delivery, extraction cesarean delivery and...
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Labor (Obstetrics), Delivery (Obstetrics), Maternity nursing, Human...
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by AFL-CIO. Film Division; AFL-CIO. Department of Education; Films Incorporated
movies
eye 21,285
favorite 7
comment 0
Words of F.D.R. spoken by Charlton Heston ; narrator, Arthur Kennedy ; consultant, Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, New Deal (1933-1939), Industrial relations, New Deal, 1933-1939, Labor...
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by Paul Killiam Productions
movies
eye 18,849
favorite 12
comment 0
Film Firsts, Part 1 (1960) Includes classic silent films and footage of some of film's firsts, including the first cartoon, the first Tarzan, and excerpts from "cliffhanger" serials from 1914-1929. Survey of ideas, techniques and themes from the movies' earliest days. Examples of the first highway chase (1903); “cops and robbers" theme (1902); semi-documentary realism; Edison's experiment with talking pictures (1913); realistic battles (1912) and authentic historical costuming;...
Topics: Motion Pictures., Motion Pictures-History
Educational Films
by Paul Killiam Productions
movies
eye 18,393
favorite 5
comment 0
Film Firsts Part 2 (1959) Includes classic silent films and footage of some of film's firsts, including the first cartoon, the first Tarzan, and excerpts from "cliffhanger" serials from 1914-1929. First animated cartoon (1909); use of life- sized models and miniaturization in horror films; introduction of the “business tycoon'' and social criticism; symbolic freeze of ac- tion; table-top photography; double expo- sure and mirrors for special effects; under- water photography (1917);...
Topics: Motion pictures, Motion pictures
Educational Films
movies
eye 17,637
favorite 8
comment 1
'Now Is the Time' featured actors Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis doing in-studio readings from the passionate writings of American Negroes as cameras caught on-location illustrative and impressionistic films of Philadelphia Negroes. A unique anthology of American Negro attitudes from the earliest days of subservience to current times of heightened self-respect." Includes footage of a church service, elderly women, children playing, decayed apartment buildings, protest marches and rallies, lunch...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Poetry, African Americans, African Americans, Poetry
Educational Films
by Heyerdahl, Thor; Lesser (Irving) Enterprises, New York
movies
eye 14,744
favorite 3
comment 1
35 mm. version released in 1951 by RKO Radio Pictures. 16 mm. and 35 mm. versions distributed in 1964 by Irving Lesser Enterprises Presents a documentary record of a 48-day raft journey across the Pacific Ocean made by Thor Heyerdahl and five Scandinavian scientists in 1947. Explains that the raft used was a reproduction of the type of craft believed to have been used by Peruvians who journey from South America to Polynesia centuries ago Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: 16mm Film, Series: Kon-Tiki, Educational Film, Kon-tiki ekspedisjonen, 1947
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Educational Films
by Whitney, John, Sr., 1917-1995
movies
eye 13,196
favorite 127
comment 5
John H. Whitney explains the graphic art potential of the computer and the methods and philosophy involved in his computer film making. Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Demonstrates and explains experiments by John Whitney with computer - produced motion graphics, showing the use of lines and dots to produce parallel and related pair structural relationships w.ich move in depth as well as time. Analyzes Whitney's film permutations as...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Animation (Cinematography), Computer graphics, Computers, Indians of...
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by John Ferno, Julian Roffman
movies
eye 12,091
favorite 40
comment 9
Stark, realistic documentary showing poorly educated "mountain peoples" living in poverty and stricken with disease. Their solace comes in strong family bonds and the prospect of improved educational opportunities. (Prelinger, Rick. "The Field Guide to Sponsored Films." San Francisco: NFPF, 2006) Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film. Summary Doc./ents the gap between the everyday needs of a particular southern rural community...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews )
Topics: Sponsored Film, Appalachian, Poverty, Community life, Educational attitude and adjustment, Clinical...
Educational Films
by Lincoln Park Zoological Society
movies
eye 10,337
favorite 0
comment 0
Otto:Zoo Gorilla  Summary Takes a .ehind - the - scenes look at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago. Focuses on the transfer of the great apes to new quarters, a delicate and dangerous process which afforded scientists an opportunity to gather data on the apes.
Topics: Gorilla, Gorilla, Zoos
Educational Films
by Wombat Productions.
movies
eye 9,866
favorite 49
comment 1
Combines rare film clips, stills, and interviews in a chronicle of the fifty years of horror film production. Covers the early days of Nosferatu to today's so-called spatter movies. The Horror of it all  Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Horror films, Horror films
Educational Films
by Marshall, John, 1932-2005; Documentary Educational Resources (Firm)
movies
eye 9,156
favorite 0
comment 0
VHS
Topics: N!ai, 1942-, N!ai, 1942-, !Kung (African people), !Kung (African people), Ethnology, Ethnology,...
Educational Films
movies
eye 8,917
favorite 2
comment 0
Roots: 2- Part 2 The African Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film SummaryDepicts the completion of Kunta Kinte's rites of manhood. Describes how the joy of the village is shortlived when Kunta and other villagers are captured by slavers and chained in the hold of the Lord Ligonier. Toby, as Kunta Kinte has been named by his owner, escapes again. This latest effort meets with re-capture; the overseer orders the amputation of Toby's toes to prevent...
Topics: Series: Roots, Series: Roots (1977), Slavery (United States), African American history, History,...
Educational Films
by Time-Life Video
movies
eye 8,625
favorite 16
comment 0
The Miracle of Life Reel 1 A documentary which shows the actual conception and development of a baby. Looks inside the male and female reproductive organs to show the formation of sperm and the passage of a fertilized egg through the fallopian tube. Uses a microscope to observe DNA, chromosomes, and other minute body details building up to the moment of birth.
Topics: Human reproduction, Reproduction
Educational Films
by Chuck Jones Enterprises
movies
eye 8,296
favorite 1
comment 0
An animated version of Rudyard Kipling's tale of a mongoose who is saved from a storm by a boy and his parents, and then becomes the family's defender against the dreaded cobras that roam the compound. Other films in this series: Mowgli's Brothers (TV special) The White Seal (TV special) See also: The Cricket in Times Square (TV special) Yankee Doodle Cricket (TV Special)
Topics: Animated films, Children's films, Animal films, Mongooses, Animal films, Animated films, Children's...
Educational Films
movies
eye 8,226
favorite 2
comment 0
Educational Films
by Karen Kramer Films
movies
eye 7,598
favorite 2
comment 0
An in-depth portrait of a snake cult in Jolo, W. Va. Depicts a snake hunt in the mountains, two serpent-handling services, and a prayer vigil for a victim of a snake bite. Includes discussions with church members who explain their reasons for handling serpents and the persecutions they have suffered
Topic: Snake cults (Holiness churches)
A/V Geeks
by King Screen Productions
movies
eye 7,121
favorite 29
comment 3
Dramatizes the ordeal of an Indian boy in his endurance and ritual ascent to manhood. Shows how Indian customs clash with twentieth-century values, by giving some background into the Indian cultural heritage.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: native americans, educational film
Educational Films
by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; Films Incorporated
movies
eye 6,993
favorite 11
comment 2
An animated cartoon about a straight line who falls in love with a dot who is in love with a squiggle
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Animation (Cinematography), Animated films, Love, Animated films, Animation (Cinematography), Love
A/V Geeks
by Disney
movies
eye 6,932
favorite 16
comment 2
A sergeant addresses his troops, which happen to be syphilis and gonorrhea germs. There are also characters representing ignorance and fear.
favoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Hygiene, Sexual., Sexually transmitted diseases.
Educational Films
by Barnouw, Erik, 1908-2001; Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.). Circulating Film Library; International Film Seminars (Firm); Columbia University. Press. Center for Mass Communication
movies
eye 6,764
favorite 31
comment 3
Harvard Film Archive, projection print somewhat scratched, HFA Item no: 9675. From The Amos Vogel Annenberg School of Communications Collection Running time on release was 16 minutes, Cf. OCLC website July 13th, 2009 Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Shows the destruction brought to Hiroshima and Nagasaki by two atomic bombs in August, 1945. Uses original footage.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, World War (1939-1945), Political violence in mass media, World War,...
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Educational Films
by Bewley, J. Derek, 1943-; Black, Michael, 1932-
movies
eye 6,553
favorite 6
comment 1
Freeway Phobia Summary Demonstrates proper freeway driving techniques. Describes various driving hazards, such as faulty car maintenance, loose objects within the car, badly loaded trailers, inadequate fuel supply and inconsiderate and dangerous drivers. Features cartoon character, Goofy.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Seeds, Germination
Educational Films
movies
eye 6,333
favorite 21
comment 8
In a departure from Sid Davis' traditional "kids in peril" scenarios, this film introduces us to Skipper - a bigoted dog who doesnt like the "funny looking' diverse neighborhood kids that his owner is playing with. Skipper also has problems with the neighborhood dogs, but learns his lesson when he accidentally gets covered in poster paint. Even though this film is awkward and the message is forced, it is one of the first made for young children that addresses the problems of...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Topics: social engineering, kids and kritters
Educational Films
movies
eye 5,640
favorite 4
comment 0
Educational Films
by Wolper Productions
movies
eye 5,564
favorite 22
comment 2
Hollywood: The Golden Years Traces the growth of the motion picture industry from nickelodeon days to the advent of sound. Features such stars as Charles Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford, Rudolph Valentino, and Greta Garbo, and points out the important contributions of directors such as D.W. Griffith. Includes clips from the Mack Sennett comedies and from the films Flesh and the devil, Wings, and The Big parade. Ends with All Jolson in The Jazz singer, a film important in the beginning...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Educational Film, Film and video, United States (1900-1950), United States (1900-1950), Film and...
Educational Films
by Bray Studios
movies
eye 5,553
favorite 9
comment 2
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Educational Films
by DeFernes Studios
movies
eye 5,487
favorite 9
comment 2
This film courtesy of The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). DIRECTOR: Edgar Ulmer. SPONSOR: The National Tuberculosis Association PRODUCTION: DeFernes Studios. CAMERA: Joseph Noble. ANIMATION: H.L. Roberts SETTINGS: Stanley Levick. EDITOR: Hans Mandl. CAST: James Kirkwood. NARA ARC Identifier: 98577 Geared towards very young children and featuring the brilliant animation of H.L. Roberts, the film takes place one dreary, rainy evening at home. John and Mary, desperate for...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topic: Short Films.
Educational Films
by University of California, Berkeley; University of California, Berkeley. Educational Film Sales
movies
eye 5,410
favorite 4
comment 1
Reviews the large scale excavations of the Olmec site of La Venta begun in 1955. Includes a study of the results of the earlier investigations in 1942 and 1943, with representative examples of primitive sculptures, carvings, and constructions found at the excavation site
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Archaeology, Anthropology.
Educational Films
by New York University. Educational Film Institute
movies
eye 5,217
favorite 13
comment 1
A documentary study of workers displaced by automatic machinery in a typical American steel town in the 1920's and 1930's. Follows the development of the town and depicts the life of its people as being bound up in the fortunes of the mill. Points out that with the introduction of labor-saving devices the men were no longer needed in the mill, and shows how war made such a demand on manpower that there was a scarcity of men adequately trained for the jobs. Suggests the need for the constant...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Automation, United States., Steel industry and trade, Iron and steel workers, Moving-pictures,...
A/V Geeks
by McGraw-Hill
movies
eye 5,123
favorite 14
comment 1
Dramatizes a story about a little boy who would rarely smile and was always grouchy because he felt he was not liked. Tells how his classmates discovered he was a fine musician and helped him to realize that others did care for him after all.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Sociology, Rural.
Educational Films
by Eastman Teaching Films
movies
eye 4,793
favorite 19
comment 2
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Educational Films
by Hobel-Leiterman Productions
movies
eye 4,737
favorite 4
comment 0
Groups and individuals from different environments describe some of their experiences and express opinions about the meaning and value of sexual relationships. Includes discussion of virginity, birth control, physical appearance, emotional involvement, acceptance, sexual abuse, masturbation, and self-confidence
Topics: Sexual ethics, Sexual ethics
Educational Films
by Documentary Educational Resources (Firm)
movies
eye 4,730
favorite 0
comment 0
Follows anthropologists Napoleon Chagnon as he collects anthropological field data among the Yanoama Indians of southern Venezuela
Topics: Chagnon, Napoleon A., 1938-, Chagnon, Napoleon A., 1938-, Yanomamo Indians, Yanomamo Indians
Educational Films
by Haskins Laboratories
movies
eye 4,717
favorite 19
comment 1
Material is selected to show the various ways that tongue and lips are used in order to contrast the principal syllable types of Peking Chinese. X-ray techniques show the articulatory process and acoustic output of native speakers; prepared scripts, consisting mainly of short, meaningful utterances, illustrate selected phonetic features. Speakers were chosen both for linguistic suitability and lack of physical characteristics that might interfere with X-ray quality. From the X-Ray Film series
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Chinese language
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Educational Films
movies
eye 4,712
favorite 2
comment 0
Roots: 3 Part 1 the Slave Summary Explains that the slave rebellion aboard the Lord Ligonier is quickly put down. Tells how the ship anchor./ia metadata rootsKunta Kinte is bought by plantation owner John Reynolds.
Topics: Series: Roots, Series: Roots (1977), Television broadcasting, Slavery (United States), African...
Educational Films
movies
eye 4,621
favorite 26
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Life in the 30's Summary Covers the Depression, FDR, Dust Bowl, 1936 election, 'RENDEZVOUS WITH DESTINY,' and the rise of Hitler, Mussolini and Hirohito. Alexander Scourby narrates.
Topics: U.S. History: 1898-1945., Unemployed., Historical sociology.
Educational Films
by Ford Motor Company
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by Alda, Alan, 1936-; Thomas, Marlo; Ms. Foundation for Education and Communication; MTI Teleprograms Inc
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Title from data sheet
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Topics: Women, Women, Women, Women, Women, Women
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by McGraw-Hill Book Co.
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View From Space A graphic insight into the world of space photography. Includes footage showing the physical aspects of the earth and explains how man has profited from these photographic efforts. Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary A graphic insight into the world of space photography. Includes footage showing the physical aspects of the Earth and explains how man has profited from these photographic efforts.
Topics: Educational Film, Space sciences, Space (Astronomy), Earth, Astronomical photography
Educational Films
by Faulkner, William, 1897-1962. Barn burning; Learning in Focus, inc
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Based on the story of the same title by William Faulkner, about the son of a tenant farmer who must choose between his aversion to playing his father's accomplice in violent acts against their landowners and his desire to win his father's acceptance. Title from data sheet Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Presents an adaptation of William Faulkner's short story Barn
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Topics: Barn Burning, Feature films, American literature (United States), Fiction, Short stories, Short...
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by Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952. drt aus; Holm, Bill, 1925- flm; Quimby, George I. (George Irving), 1913-2003. flm; Gerth, David; Milestone Film & Video
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In the Land of the War Canoes (1914/1972) Surveys American history from 1492 to 1763, describing the Spanish, French, and English exploration and early settlement along the Atlantic coast, and examining the imperial struggle that left Britain master of North America. From the Exploring series.
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Topics: Kwakiutl Indians, Ethnology, Visual anthropology, Ethnology, Kwakiutl Indians, Manners and customs,...
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by Haskins Laboratories
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Examines standard colloquial Damascan, the ordinary conversational speech of educated male Muslims. Material is selected to illustrate the contrast between plain and "emphatic" or pharyngealized consonant positions, as far as possible by means of minimal pairs. X-ray techniques show the articulatory process and acoustic output of native speakers; prepared scripts consisting mainly of short, meaningful utterances illustrate selected phonetic features. Speakers were chosen both for...
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Arabic language
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by William L Finley, Irene Finley
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by Burke, James, 1936-; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; RKO Pictures; Churchill Films
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Topics: Cosmology, Science, Religion and science, Cosmology, Religion and science, Science
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by Ernie Fosselius; Michael Wiese; Michael Wiese Productions.
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A spoof of the space epic, Star Wars, created with special effects made from household appliances available in any hardware store.  Cinematography, John Fante, Michael Wiese ; narration, Paul Frees.  written and directed by Ernie Fosselius ; produced by Michael Wiese and Ernie Fosselius.
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Topics: Comedy films, Star wars (Motion picture) -- Parodies, imitations, etc, Short films, Star wars...
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Topics: Series: The Living Planet, Series: The Living Planet: A Portrait of the Earth (1984)
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by ERPI
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Portrays the life and work of a wheat farmer and his family in the Midwest. Shows how they plant and harvest the winter wheat and how they attend to other farming tasks, such as milking and cooking. Pictures the 4H Club activities of the children.
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Topic: Agriculture: Crops.
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by Foxx, Richard M
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Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Host Abba Eban explores the history of the Jews in America from colonial times to the Great Depression, focusing on the convergence of the American ideal of democracy and the ancient Jewish heritage of freedom.
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Topics: Behavior therapy, Psychology, Pathological, Behavior therapy, Psychology, Pathological
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by King Screen Productions
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Questions the value of integration in a system that is run by whites. Tells the story of Sonny, a Black high school athlete who is looking forward to an athletic scholarship to sponsor his education in architecture and shows how Larry, a new black militant student, challenges Sonny's security in a white system. Describes how Sonny's integrated life is now torn between Black and white.
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by CBS Broadcast International
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Produced by CBS
Topics: Middle class, Middle class
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by Cheharbakhshi, Henry; International Film Bureau
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Illustrates some of the basic terms and techniques used in film editing Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Motion pictures
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by Video Arts Limited
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Booklet title: How to run a meeting
Topics: Meetings, Communication in management, Communication in management, Meetings